Chitkul is famous for being the last habitat village of India near Indo- Tibet border. Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River, is the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. The extensive Nila range where the greenish blue baspa river originates, decorates India on one side and Tibet on the other. At a height of 3450 m, Chitkul is a perfect place.
Potatoes grown at Chitkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly.
River Baspa from top (where you enter the village) and from near and the way in between create the real magic to this place. We spent hours sitting at the bank of river, we played with stones, we posed and clicked each other and then after sometime we all settled at the bank. A time arrived when those big rocks were our sofa to lie, relax and rejuvenate. We kept watching the river, its flow, the beauty it carries, the calmness and at the same time the energy the river had. Our state of mind was nothing else but happy. We reminded ourselves that how lucky we’re to reach down here to this place and gather the moments of calmness, serenity and solitude.
There are very limited cafes there. We found 2 and while we ordered maggi and coffee, they took some 40 minutes to serve it. We adjusted, since we were hungry and they have too many people to serve.